2. LW Vinicius Jr.
Finally, some good times for Vinicius Jr. Even after getting criticized by everyone for the past 2-3 years, Vinicius Jr. never stopped. He kept going and his hard work finally paid off.
All Vinicius Jr. needed was a little confidence to unleash his inner beast and that is where you expect Carlo Ancelotti to do the job for you.
This has been the breakout season for the young Brazilian and there is nothing to stop him now. At the start of the season, I wrote an article on how his form can help Real Madrid win the LaLiga and make them a serious contender for the UEFA Champions League.
Vinicius Jr. stepped up well and help Karim Benzema a lot while allowing him to get rest and recover from injury in time.
Statistically speaking, Vinicius Jr. has scored 22 goals with 16 assists in all competitions for Real Madrid this season as compared to his 6 goals and 4 assists last season. The Brazilian averages 2.1 key passes and completes 2.6 dribbles a game. The fact that Vinicius has won 10 Man of the Match awards so far tells us a lot about how good he has been this season.
This is just the start and Vinicius Jr. has a whole career ahead of himself at the club. He is the player of the future and will be one of the favourites to win the Ballon d’Or in the next couple of seasons. This year too, Vinicius Jr. deserves to be in the top 3 or at least the top 5 favourites to win the Ballon d’Or.